Gimenez will sit Friday against the Tigers. Gimenez had been in the lineup against three of the last four lefties the Guardians had faced, but he'll sit here against southpaw Tarik Skubal. Yu Chang will get the start at second base while Amed Rosario starts at shortstop.
Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Reds. Gimenez got aboard in the eighth inning on an infield single and then stole second. The speedy infielder has gone five games without a multi-hit effort, but he's still gotten aboard safely in 10 of 13 games in May. He's slashing a strong .323/.340/.552 with four home runs, 20 RBI, 13 runs scored and three stolen bases through 31 contests this season.
Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two total runs scored in Friday's 12-8 loss to the Twins. Gimenez's ninth-inning blast got the Guardians within four runs, but that was as close as it got. He's hit safely in seven of 10 games in May, boosting his slash line to .329/.348/.565 in 89 plate appearances. The shortstop has added four home runs, 19 RBI, 11 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases while earning a starting role in the bottom half of the lineup.
Gimenez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Monday's 12-9 extra-innings win over the White Sox. Gimenez sparked the Guardians' six-run ninth inning with a solo shot. In the 10th, he knocked in Ernie Clement with a double, though Emmanuel Clase failed to protect the one-run lead. With multiple hits in four of his last six games, Gimenez continues to impress with the bat. The speedy infielder has a .351/.363/.571 slash line with three homers, 17 RBI, nine runs scored and two stolen bases through 80 plate appearances.
Gimenez isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays. Gimenez will get a breather after he went 4-for-8 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a strikeout over the last two games. Owen Miller will shift to second base while Richie Palacios enters the lineup in left field for Saturday's matinee.